Author Bio

Yitka Winn

Yitka Winn

Yitka Winn is an editor of product content at REI, writer, ultrarunner, snowboarder and lifelong lover of mountains. She lives in the mossy, fern-laden paradise that is the Pacific Northwest, where she spends the majority of her time in running shoes. REI member since 2009.

Stories by Yitka Winn...
How to Prevent Over-Use Injuries

How to Prevent Over-Use Injuries

Rule #1: Listen to your body. Injuries are the bane of many a runners' existence. But aside from being a frustration, injuries are also purveyors of valuable...
The Right Stuff: Alpine Running

The Right Stuff: Alpine Running

When I first moved from the mild, mossy forests of Seattle to a tiny town nestled at 7,200 feet in western Colorado’s Elk Mountains, my new environs required so...
The Softrock 100

The Softrock 100

The lottery loser’s answer to running the Hardrock 100 Every December, 152 ultrarunners receive a piece of magnificent news: they’ve been accepted by lottery...
trail running

A Woman’s Guide to Trail Running

Ask any woman trail runner what she loves about her sport, and she’s likely to talk your ear off expounding on its many gifts—the sense of freedom, the experien...